verb[with object] (hotfoot it) [with adverbial of direction]
- Walk or run quickly and eagerly: we hotfooted it after himMore example sentences
- Mildly depressed, Taylor hotfooted it to Caithness for a bit of regenerative soul searching, and was introduced to MacKay through a mutual friend.
- They had hotfooted it north in their hundreds to record the first sighting of a rare Snowy Egret on the Isle of Seil, near Oban.
- In no mood to argue, I hotfooted it off the train at the next station.
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- In eager haste: he rushed hotfoot to the planning office to objectMore example sentences
- He will arrive in Bradford on Avon hotfoot from Highgrove where he will have donned the garb of Father Christmas for the Prince of Wales's Christmas party.
- Ophelia, a spy herself, comes hotfoot to tell of Hamlet's first piece of odd behaviour.
- British withdrawal from ‘East of Suez ‘brought the Soviet navy hotfoot into the Indian Ocean, not least from Vladivostok.’